July

Sykes wants to stay despite being overshadowed by Spies

Sykes wants to stay despite being overshadowed by Spies

Britain’s Tom Sykes remains determined to keep his ride in the factory Yamaha World Superbike team in 2010, but knows he faces stiff competition for the coveted ride. Sykes currently sits seventh in...

Corser believes a BMW podium is possible this season

Corser believes a BMW podium is possible this season

Following BMW’s impressive turnaround and strong results at the last round of the World Superbike Championship at Brno, Troy Corser believes that the team have the potential to secure a podium finish...

Ten Kate Honda to run two, not three Superbike riders in 2010

Ten Kate Honda to run two, not three Superbike riders in 2010

Ten Kate Honda have revealed that they are likely to run two Superbike riders in 2010 instead of three in 2009. The Dutch squad expanded their highly successful team in 2009 to three riders with WSB...

Checa adamant he wants to remain in WSB in 2010

Checa adamant he wants to remain in WSB in 2010

On form Ten Kate Honda rider Carlos Checa has revealed he wants to race for at least two more years, but will quit WSB if he is unable to find a competitive ride in 2010. The Spanish veteran showed...

Xaus targets Nurburgring return after sucessful surgery

Xaus targets Nurburgring return after sucessful surgery

Ruben Xaus has revealed that he is already itching to make his return to WSB after undergoing a successful operation on his broken right femur. Xaus crashed spectacularly on the opening lap of race...

Spies remains confident of clinching WSB crown

Spies remains confident of clinching WSB crown

Despite trailing championship leader Noriyuki Haga by seven points, WSB sensation Ben Spies remains 100% confident he can win the title in his rookie year. The American rider saw his chance of taking...

WSB promoters issue warning to Dorna

WSB series promoter Infront Motor Sports has issued a press statement, effectively a shot across the bows, telling Dorna to ditch any idea of introducing production-based 1000cc machinery alongside the existing MotoGP machinery. The reaction comes in the wake of a proposal last week by Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta, suggesting manufacturers might lease 1000cc production-based engines to privateer...

Brno WSB: Biaggi takes first win on Aprilia RSV4

Brno WSB: Biaggi takes first win on Aprilia RSV4

Italian Max Biaggi has taken the first race win on the new Aprilia RSV4 at the first WSB race in Brno. American Ben Spies was leading the race on the fourth lap, ahead of Xerox Ducati rider Michel...

Brno WSB: Spies on pole

Brno WSB: Spies on pole

WSB rookie Ben Spies continued his good form to qualify on pole for the two WSB races at Brno tomorrow (Sunday). Yamaha rider Spies dominated all three superpole sessions on his Yamaha YZF-R1. Factory...

Gregorio Lavilla at Donington MotoGP

Gregorio Lavilla at Donington MotoGP

WSB star Gregorio Lavilla is at the Donington MotoGP round this weekend. MCN caught up with him when he was sat at the back of the press office, dialled to the internet to catch up on the latest WSB...

Brno WSB: Second Free Practice times

Brno WSB: Second Free Practice times

1 19 B. SPIES USA Yamaha WSB Yamaha YZF R1 2'00.119 2 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 2'00.132 3 96 J. SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing Ducati 1098R 2'00.244 4 7 C. CHECA ESP HANNspree...

Brno WSS: Crutchlow takes comfortable pole from Laverty

Brno WSS: Crutchlow takes comfortable pole from Laverty

Cal Crutchlow completed his domination of Free Practice and Qualifying by securing pole position for tomorrows 18 lap World Supersport race. Onboard the factory Yamaha R6 Crutchlow came within...

Brno WSB: Biaggi stays on top in second qualifying

Brno WSB: Biaggi stays on top in second qualifying

Max Biaggi retained his position at the top of the leader board after second qualifying despite not improving on his day one lap time. Biaggi’s 1m59.982s lap from Friday afternoon was enough to hold...

Brno WSS: Crutchlow continues to lead the way in second free practice

Brno WSS: Crutchlow continues to lead the way in second free practice

Cal Crutchlow retained his position at the top of the time sheets during second Free Practice session ahead of this afternoons qualifying session. Crutchlow’s blistering 2m 02.292s lap was a new...

Brno WSB: Biaggi the dominant force after first qualifying

Brno WSB: Biaggi the dominant force after first qualifying

Max Biaggi saved his best until last by snatching provisional pole position from fellow Roman Michel Fabrizio in the final seconds of the opening qualifying session at Brno. The factory Aprilia man...

Brno WSS: Crutchlow’s domination starts early

Brno WSS: Crutchlow’s domination starts early

World Supersport championship leader, Cal Crutchlow destroyed the opposition in the opening free practice session today with a lap time that would have seen him qualify 22nd on the WSB grid onboard...

Brno WSB: Haga targets points despite pain

Brno WSB: Haga targets points despite pain

Noriyuki Haga has vowed to fight like he does on any other race weekend in Brno despite riding with a recently plated forearm and broken Scapula sustained at Donington Park three weeks ago. Haga...

Brno WSB: Strong start to the weekend by Hopkins

Brno WSB: Strong start to the weekend by Hopkins

American John Hopkins underlined his potential by claiming second position in the opening free practice session at Brno. Onboard the Stiggy Honda CBR1000RR, Hopkins made a significant set-up change to...

Brno WSB: Biaggi tops Free Practice after intense battle with Fabrizio

Brno WSB: Biaggi tops Free Practice after intense battle with Fabrizio

Max Biaggi made an impressive start to the Brno race weekend by topping the timesheets in the opening Free Practice session this afternoon. On board the factory Aprilia RSV4 the Italian clearly...

Brno WSB: Sofuoglu the key to Laverty’s title bid

Brno WSB: Sofuoglu the key to Laverty’s title bid

Parkalgar Honda Team Manager Simon Buckmaster believes that Ten Kate Honda man Kenan Sofuoglu could be the man to help Eugene Laverty close in on series leader Cal Crutchlow at this weekends World...

No replacement for Neukirchner at Brno

No replacement for Neukirchner at Brno

Following Max Neukirchner’s crash on his comeback ride at last weeks Imola test, the Alstare Suzuki squad have elected not to replace him at this weekends Brno race. Neukirchner suffered four broken...

Yamaha and Spies ready to take the fight to Ducati at Brno

Yamaha and Spies ready to take the fight to Ducati at Brno

The Yamaha World Superbike squad showed just how much they want to win their first ever WSB crown by bringing a host of new parts to last weeks Imola test. With Spies just 14 points behind the injured...

Corser tests BMW Sauber F1 car

Corser tests BMW Sauber F1 car

Double World Superbike Champion Troy Corser will test the BMW Sauber Formula One car at the Nurburgring today (Monday). Corser who currently races for BMW in WSB will get a full day of driving at the...

Donington WSB

Donington WSB

We had a great weekend at Donington Park WSB. All the riders we met were lovely.

WSB Test Imola: Rea on top after blitzing final session

WSB Test Imola: Rea on top after blitzing final session

Jonathan Rea finished the two day official Superbike test at the top of the leader board after overhauling the previously dominant Michel Fabrizio in the final minutes off the test. Rea completed a...

WSB test Imola: Neukirchner confirmed with four fractured Vertebra

WSB test Imola: Neukirchner confirmed with four fractured Vertebra

Max Neukirchner could be out for the remainder of the 2009 season following confirmation that he has fractured four vertebras when he crashed his Alstare Suzuki GSXR1000 this morning. The 26 year old...

WSB test Imola: Neukirchner hospitalised with suspected broken Vertebra

WSB test Imola: Neukirchner hospitalised with suspected broken Vertebra

Following his crash in this morning’s session Max Neukirchner has been taken to Bologna hospital where he has been diagnosed with a broken vertebra, but it remains unclear if the x-rays are showing a...

WSB Test Imola: Fabrizio stays in control as lap times tumble

WSB Test Imola: Fabrizio stays in control as lap times tumble

Xerox Ducati man Michel Fabrizio maintained his position at the top of the time sheets with a blistering 1m 48.937s lap to stamp his authority on the two day Imola test. Fabrizio’s lap time was a...

WSB Test Imola: Session red flagged after Neukirchner crash

WSB Test Imola: Session red flagged after Neukirchner crash

The opening WSB test session has been red flagged after Max Neukirchner crashed his Alstare Suzuki on the approach to Tam corner. The young German was making his return to WSB having been side lined...

WSB test Imola: Fabrizio takes control at top of day one standings

WSB test Imola: Fabrizio takes control at top of day one standings

Xerox Ducati rider Michel Fabrizio went head to head with Yamaha man Ben Spies in the final minutes of the 2 hour 20 minutes test session at Imola to secure his place at the top of the day one...

WSB test Imola: Haga update

WSB test Imola: Haga update

Noriyuki Haga is continuing to make good progress following his sickening race two crash at Donington Park 16 days ago. The Xerox Ducati rider and WSB series leader made an appearance at the Imola...

WSS test Imola: Crutchlow tops day one standings

WSS test Imola: Crutchlow tops day one standings

World Supersport championship leader Cal Crutchlow picked up where he left of last time out at Donington Park to secure the fastest time at the end of the opening day of testing at Imola. Riding his...

WSB Test Imola: Checa leads the way

WSB Test Imola: Checa leads the way

Carlos Checa secured the fastest time in the first 2 hour 5 minute session on day one of the revised Imola circuit in Italy. Onboard the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Checa set a best time of 1m 50.342s in...

Byrne upbeat about current run of results

Byrne upbeat about current run of results

Shane Byrne aims to continue his strong run of form into next weeks official SBK test at Imola and onto the tenth round of the Championship at Brno a week after. In the last three rounds Shakey has...

WSB men ready for two day Imola test

WSB men ready for two day Imola test

WSB’s big guns head to Italy next week for an official two day test at the revised Imola circuit, which was last used by SBK back in 2006. Championship leader Noriyuki Haga will sit out of the test...

Rea: “I know Imola from watching the Edwards and Bayliss battle”

Rea: “I know Imola from watching the Edwards and Bayliss battle”

Jonathan Rea has revealed he can’t wait to test at Imola next week as he feels like he already knows the track from watching Troy Bayliss’ and Colin Edwards’ epic title battle back in 2002 at the...